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Resource stocks (as opposed to mining stocks) tend to be companies with a resource of material, with no need to “mine” to get to it.and data on Pan European listed mining and resource stocks. Mining is a process of extraction of materials (the resource) from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein or seam. Any material that cannot be grown from agricultural processes, or created artificially in a laboratory or factory, is usually mined.

28 Apr 2016

Wolf continues plant optimisation and secures additional funding amid weak prices

Wolf Minerals treated 310,949 t of ore during the March quarter at its Drakelands open-pit mine and produced 17,607 metric tonne units (mtu) of tungsten concentrate. Revenue from sales of concentrates was A$3.8 million (£1.9 million). The total cash expenditure for the quarter was A$16.8 million (£8.2 million), including A$3.9 million (£1.9 million) on development, […]

22 Apr 2016

Wolf shareholders approve £25 million equity facility

Wolf Minerals shareholders have approved the establishment of a standby equity facility of up to £25 million with Resource Capital Fund (RCF). The company announced the agreement with its major shareholder, which holds an interest of almost 42%, in January this year. The facility will enable Wolf to strengthen its balance sheet during the ramp-up […]

31 Mar 2016

Gold bullion is rising and shares in gold miners have powered ahead too. Are mining stocks the shining investment of 2016? Gold bullion is rising and shares in gold miners have powered ahead too. Are mining stocks the shining investment of 2016? Gold bullion has been among the best-performing investments so far this year, as prices rose 18 per cent from the start of January up to mid-March. Since gold’s low of $1,050 an ounce in […]

24 Mar 2016

Dalradian completes infill drilling at Curraghinalt; updated resource by end-April

Dalradian Resources has completed Infill drilling at its 100%-owned Curraghinalt gold project, in Northern Ireland and expects to release an updated resource estimate by the end of April. The infill drilling programme comprised 51,479 m in 181 holes and was planned to convert Inferred resources to Measured and Indicated in support of a feasibility study, […]

16 Mar 2016

Progress for Wolf at Drakelands

Wolf Minerals has reported its first financial results since commissioning the Drakelands tungsten/tin mine in September 2015. The company recorded a loss for the six months to 31 December 2015 of A$24.2 million (approximately £12.8 million), equivalent to 1.6 pence per share. The mining operation and processing plant are still ramping up to full production, […]

08 Mar 2016

Aureus Gold’s New Liberty mine attains commercial production

Aureus Mining has declared commercial production at its New Liberty gold mine, in Liberia, seven months after official opening of the mine in August 2015. Gold production in February was over 9,000 oz as the plant finally operated at 88% of design throughput capacity and recovery levels exceeded 90% The company continues to work towards […]

22 Feb 2016

Aureus increases gold recovery rates at New Liberty

Aureus Mining has improved performance and production at its New Liberty gold mine, in Liberia, in the first few weeks of 2016 after raising recovery levels towards design levels. Total gold production since 1 January 2016 is 11.0 koz, versus 17.2 koz produced from the official opening of the mine in August 2015 to the […]

15 Feb 2016

Positive feasibility study for Armadale’s Mpokoto gold project

Armadale Capital has completed a feasibility study on the Phase 1 development of its 80%-owned Mpokoto project in the DRC’s Katanga Province. Phase 1 will focus on the oxide and transition ore down to a depth of about 40 m below surface. The feasibility study plans for a series of open pits to mine 10.4 […]

28 Jan 2016

Avocet’s gold production down 13% in 2015

Avocet Mining PLC’s 90%-owned Inata mine, in Burkina Faso, produced 74.8 koz of gold in 2015, down 13% from the previous year. Gold production for Q4 15 was more or less in line with Q4 14 at 17.4 koz. Recovery in Q4 improved dramatically to 89% in Q4, taking the average for the year up […]

27 Jan 2016

GFMS cautiously bullish on 2016 gold price

London metals consultancy, GFMS, believes that gold prices are set for a gradual recovery in 2016 to over US$1,200/oz by year end. Thus far in 2016, the gold price, in US dollars, has climbed to almost 3-month highs as political tension and fears over the world financial system have led to buying interest in the […]

26 Jan 2016

Hummingbird Resources release positive feasibility study for Yanfolila

Hummingbird Resources plc has followed up its maiden reserve estimate (see 15 December 2015) at its 85%-owned, Yanfolila gold project, in Mali,with a positive definitive feasibility study (DFS). The DFS is based on the progressive mining of five open pits to feed ore to a 1.24 Mt/y gravity and carbon-in-leach (CIL) plant which, with an average […]

21 Jan 2016

Xtract Resources to restart gold plant shortly

Xtract Resources Plc has completed work on the processing plant at its Chepica gold and copper mine, in Chile, recommended by the Inspector of Mines following a double fatality in the plant on 24 December 2015. The company expects approval shortly to enable the plant to restart. Since the temporary shutdown, the mine has continued […]

12 Jan 2016

Anglo American exits Tarmac

Anglo American plc has exited the Tarmac business after selling its interests in the operating joint venture entities which have historically operated under the Tarmac name in the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar to the Bouygues Group. The parties have not disclosed the value of the sale. In July 2015, Anglo American sold its […]

05 Jan 2016

Vast secures £5 million equity funding

Vast Resources plc has concluded an agreement that will see a US family office invest £5 million in the company to enable it to progress its Romanian projects. Vast has issued 156.25 million new share units (including 156.25 million warrants) at a price of GBp0.8 per share to the investor for the first tranche of […]

18 Dec 2015

Armadale raises £420,000 to progress Mpokoto feasibility study

Following the news earlier this week that Armadale Capital has updated metallurgical work at its 80%-owned Mpokoto project in the DRC’s Katanga Province, the company has now raised £420,000 to advance the project through to the completion of a feasibility study by the end of the year. The company placed 14.0 million new shares at […]

15 Dec 2015

Hummingbird Resources declares maiden gold reserve in Mali

Hummingbird Resources plc has declared a maiden reserve at its 85%-owned, Yanfolila gold project, in Mali. The reserve (100% basis) is 6.82 Mt at a grade of 3.03 g/t for 666 koz of gold contained, which represents a 20% increase from the in-pit resources in an optimisation study published in June this year. 100% of […]

14 Dec 2015

Armadale confirms processing route for Mpokoto oxides; feasibility imminent

Armadale Capital has updated metallurgical work at its 80%-owned Mpokoto project in the DRC’s Katanga Province, which has confirmed the proposed two-phase processing route to recover gold from the oxide ores initially, with a further second phase to treat the transition and fresh rock. Metallurgical testwork on two bulk samples of oxide ore has confirmed […]

11 Dec 2015

Glencore outlines plans for dealing with lower price environment

Multi-commodity mining giant, Glencore, yesterday briefed investors on its preparedness for a lower price environment. The company has reduced 2015 capex from US$6 billion to US$5.7 billion, and expects to reduce 2016 capex to US$3.8 billion. For its main mineral products it expects low cost profiles of US$1.10/lb copper, US$0.33/lb zinc, US$2.95/lb nickel and US$39/t […]

10 Dec 2015

Dalradian reports good values and continuity in expanded infill drilling at Curraghinalt: DALR

Dalradian Resources has reported good infill drilling results from a programme designed to convert Inferred resources to Indicated at its 100%-owned Curraghinalt gold project, in Northern Ireland. Highlights include 2.53 m at a grade of 10.82 g/t gold from the Mullan vein; 2.01 m at a grade of 33.52 g/t gold from the Slap Shot […]

27 Nov 2015

RAB Special Situations – potential move to realisation mode

RAB Special Situations has given notice of an EGM to be held on 17 December 2015 at which shareholders are to be given the opportunity to decide whether the company should continue as an investment company. Based on discussions with major shareholders, the board believe this resolution will not pass and, assuming it doesn’t, shareholders […]

11 Nov 2015

Centamin’s earnings hit by lower prices

Centamin has reported EPS of USc0.55 for Q3 15, down significantly from the USc1.39 posted in the corresponding quarter of 2014, and the EPS of USc2.50 in Q1 15 and USc1.65 in Q2 15. Despite a 13% increase in gold production in Q3, to 105 koz, and cash costs that were generally in line with […]

06 Nov 2015

Stratex pours first gold at Altintepe

Stratex International plc’s 45%-owned Altintepe gold project, in Turkey, has poured its first gold. Under Stage 1 of the operation, which focuses on exploitation of the Camlik East zone, the mine is expected to deliver a minimum of 30 koz/y of gold over 34 months for a total of 110 koz of gold. Bahar will […]

05 Nov 2015

Earnings fall for Randgold despite record quarterly production

Randgold Resources reported earnings of US$0.45/share in Q3 15, against EPS of US$0.63 in the corresponding quarter of 2014, despite record gold production of 305 koz. Attributable income fell 10% as the gold price received fell from US$1,277/oz to US$1,122/oz. Cash costs were marginally higher at US$699/oz. For the first nine months of 2015, the […]

02 Nov 2015

Aureus recommences operations in Liberia after crusher problem

Aureus Mining Inc has recommenced operations at its New Liberty gold mine, in Liberia, after the failure of the secondary crusher in mid-October, which has now been repaired. Meanwhile, the company has installed a temporary 200 t/hr mobile crushing unit, which enabled crushing and processing to recommence at the end of October. The company will […]

30 Oct 2015

Wolf trialling 7-days a week operations at its new UK mine

According to its latest quarter report, after spending almost A$12 million in the September quarter in commissioning its Drakelands open pit mine at the Hemerdon tungsten/tin project, in Devon, Wolf Minerals reports that it has fully drawn down the £75 million senior debt finance. Drakelands is the first new metal mine to be built in the […]

28 Oct 2015

Bar and coin sales push up gold demand by 7% in Q3 (GFMS)

Physical gold demand was up 7% in Q3 from a year ago according to the latest report on the gold market by GFMS. In its just-published Q3 Gold Survey, the consultancy group reports that the increase was because of an increase in net official sector buying and a marked improvement in the level of retail […]

23 Oct 2015

Vast to double capacity at it Romanian polymetallic mine

Vast Resources plc plans to double the plant capacity at its 50.1%-owned Manaila mine, in Romania, to 2.4 Mt/y by re-commissioning a second mill. The cost of the second mill is estimated at US$0.2 million. The open pit mine commenced production in July this year. As part of its plans for Phase 1 of the […]

20 Oct 2015

Significant production increase at Shanta’s Tanzanian gold mine

Shanta Gold produced a record 24.6 koz of gold in Q3, 8% higher than the corresponding quarter of 2014 as the grade increased from 4.47 g/t to 5.68 g/t at its New Luika gold mine, in Tanzania. The result was a marked improvement on the previous quarter when production was only 14.7 koz of gold. […]

15 Oct 2015

Hochschild rights issue to reduce debt

Hochschild Mining plc is to raise £64.8 million (net £61.1 million), through a rights issue, which it will use to strengthen its balance sheet by applying at least 50% to repaying debt. As at 30 June 2015, the company had short term debt of US$97.1 million and long term debt outstanding of US$442.9 million (US$343.3 […]

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